Guess what I’ve been doing? Looking for a job (which are few and far between, trust me– I know!) and sewing. The good news is that I don’t mind doing either but I just wish I didn’t HAVE to do the job search. I get close– second and third round interviews. The interviews go well and then they choose someone else. ARGH!
It’s enough to make me a little nuts but so far, I’m still okay . . . I think.
Who was to know that I point out Brian’s regularity of posts and then he stops. Who? Obviously, not me!
My friend and I are going to “host” a Marcia’s Makings sale on Sunday from 10-4; if you’re in the area, stop by. If not, feel free to go to the website and let me know if you want to buy a quilt or two. I’ll have pictures of towels available in the next week or so but I’m going to re-do those so that’s the reason for the delay.
I hate when websites that “offer” jobs make you pay a fee to get the job listing. The worst part is that they have some type of arrangement with the employers so that you can’t find the same job listing on the employer’s site. Bummer! I am not going to (because I can’t afford) BUY job listings! That’s just not fair!!
I’m speaking of my last former employer who is looking for a contract manager for a client. They want someone specialized in IT/software– guess who qualifies? I can’t apply for it because it isn’t on the company (the former employer) website and I won’t pay for the job listing. I don’t know who the “client” is because it isn’t shown in the ad but if I could figure it out, I would apply directly.
Actually, I’ve just thought of a tactic to try to determine the ultimate employer so I’m going to sign off!
Brian‘s back on a daily basis– at least for the last three days. Maybe it’ll last? We’re not asking for a novella on a daily basis but, a paragraph or two will suffice, right? Yeah, that’s the ticket!
Brian transferred our stuff to another stuff holder over the weekend so I had to wait 24 hours before I could post more stuff. In the interim, I looked for a job, did my Bible study (individual thing that I’m working on), and figured out how to post my stuff on Etsy. The link to my store is here: www.etsy.com/shop/MarciasMakings
I have a few more things to add to my own website (at MarciasMakings.com) but then, I’ll be able to get back to the more fun stuff.
I cleaned out my closet over the weekend and decided that I’m going to make a t-shirt quilt for myself. I don’t know when I’ll get to it but I will, one of these days. Currently, I’m working on the game quilts– two of them– and hope to have them finished this week, at least finished except for the quilting part.
Nary a dull moment around here!
The hardest part of looking for a job is not finding the right job, it’s thinking that you found the right job, interviewing for it (twice, or was it three times?), and then finding out you didn’t get the job. THAT is tough!
I would imagine that it really isn’t easier on the other side of the table because you hit it off with someone more than the other person but that second person has a skill set that you desperately need in the team. Reluctantly, you must choose the second person instead of the first.
So, I’ll keep looking but it is, needless to say, getting extremely disheartening to do so. My husband is an excellent support system however so that helps a great deal, even if he didn’t hear the interview and how well I got along with the interviewer.
I know– I’m terrible but, between nothing being new around here and with being busy, it is hard to figure out what to write about in the blog.
So let’s see . . . Monday I worked on stuff and looked for a job. Tuesday, I worked on more stuff and looked for a job. Wednesday I had an interview– HAH! Fooled ya– something new and different happened!! I also sewed and worked on stuff. Thursday I went out and did some shopping for “basics” of quilting fabrics and then came home, washed that fabric, and sewed/worked on stuff. Friday more of the same but I also readied the house and myself for a “party”, similar to Tupperware parties of old, that I had scheduled for Saturday.
A friend at my guild is repping “My Lazy Daisy” which is a fabric line, obviously (or not) for quilters. I had several ladies from my guild over along with inviting my friend, Linda Rose, and a few other neighbors and friends over to enjoy the food, fun and fabric. We had a good time and enjoyed looking and touching the fabric– that’s always fun! Then on Saturday night I went to a 50th birthday party for Linda Rose’s husband.
Sunday morning found Lexi and me wondering WHEN Daddy would be home– not soon enough as far as we were concerned. Yes, he was gone since Thursday and she and I cuddled a lot but I am just not her Daddy (and we’re all glad). She has pretty much been inseparable from him since he’s been home and it is quite cute.
So that was my week. Tons-o-fun, eh? We’re going to have another sale of “Marcia’s Makings” next Sunday in front of the house here so we’ll see how that goes.
My first arts and crafts show is done– Whew! We had lots of fun talking with people and sold a bit of stuff. I learned a lot– my quilts are still too expensive to sell in that kind of environment but there’s always online sales or bigger craft fairs to try.
We had fun, made a little money, and enjoyed getting a start on my suntan (as if that ever mattered to me!).
I’m getting ready for a BIG craft sale next week that will include flour sack/tea towels, huck towels, fingertip towels, quilts, and (hopefully) table runners. My friend, Linda Rose, is going to add her stuff to the mix and hopefully, between the two of us, we can get some major items sold.
Keep your fingers crossed!!
Well, one suspect is dead (after being shot repeatedly by the police and run over by his brother driving a stolen vehicle) and the other is in the hospital, sedated. At least it is over with now.
Other than stupidity, it doesn’t seem that they really had a reason for doing what they did.
Hmm . . .